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Bush, Musharraf Renew Anti-Terror Alliance

ASIA: President Bush praised Pakistan’s fight against terrorism as unfaltering Saturday but turned down an appeal for the same civilian nuclear help the United States intends to give India, this country’s archrival. “Pakistan and India are different countries with different needs and different histories,” Bush said at a news conference with President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. The White House said that was a diplomatic way of saying no, at least not now. The day Bush visited the capital, pro-Taliban tribesmen and Pakistani security forces engaged in a fierce battle near the Afghan border. Dozens of militants were reported killed in the clash when the military struck at a location that government officials believed the militants had used as a hide-out. Bush and Musharraf renewed their war-on-terror alliance in a news conference at the presidential palace, in front of floating pots of flowers in a reflecting pool and quacking ducks. Fears of terrorism brought a tight security clamp and limited Bush’s movements to the palace and the heavily guarded diplomatic compound that houses the U.S. Embassy. Full Story

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